This sampling comes from page 358 of the large-print edition, and is (as usual) a bit more than two lines:
There was a pot of tea at the tea at Aunt Charlotte's, but little else. . . . Betty was glad she had brought the cake from Balducci's. The goyim, she had explained to the girls, do not feed their guests; it is not their custom, and we must respect the customs of other cultures, but that does not mean we have to starve.I guess Betty and the girls definitely haven't spent much time in the South. Most of the goyim I grew up with were well-known for overloading their guests with goodies. After all, if you're a Southern hostess, you've got all those dishes for every occasion – you really do want to use them, right?
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This one sounds like one I would love.ReplyDelete
It does sound wonderful and I really like the cover. Glad it passed your test! Here is my TEASERReplyDelete
Have a great week and happy reading!
Looks like a fantastic summer read!ReplyDelete
That teaser is cute. I had to chuckle. Love the cover of the book too.ReplyDelete
hahha, love it - sounds like the perfect summer read!ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of this one. Growing up next to Westport has me curious.ReplyDelete
Will wait for your review to see if this goes on the tbr list.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a cute read. I bet that goyim thing was annoying though if you're from the South and know different. Glad you're liking the book! My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.ReplyDelete
I have learned a lot about respecting the customs of other cultures. We've only lived in the southeast, but the culture of the N.C. mountains is different from Fl, where I was born and raised. We also lived in S.C. and GA which have different cultures.ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting my `teaser`
I know this will be on TBR list. I will be looking for it the next time I am in Barnes and Noble.ReplyDelete
I don't know about that teaser -- I've lived in Connecticut all my life and everyone I know treats guests as a great excuse for cake or other good things. That said, no-one I know is from Westport :)ReplyDelete
My teaser (not as food-related, alas) is here.
Interesting teaser. I hope that your enjoying your book. Here's my teaser.ReplyDelete
This one does sound like fun. My teaser is from Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
I wouldn't want to starve either! Great teaser!ReplyDelete
My TT is here.
Sounds like an interesting read!ReplyDelete
My post: The Devil Who Tamed Her
Mine's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/teaser-tuesday-18/
Interesting! It sounds like she manages an Austen-esque voice decently; does it keep up through the whole novel?ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful dramatic read!ReplyDelete
Interesting teaser! This sounds like a book I might enjoy. I'll have to check it out!ReplyDelete
This looks like a great read! Here is my teaser for this week.ReplyDelete
Ooh a reworking of such a great read, very cool!ReplyDelete
Great teaser! It actually made me laugh!ReplyDelete
I've grown up in one of the South's most southern cities -- a former bastion of the rebellion -- all my life, but I've never see any formal kind of hospitality beyond offering drinks, that sort of thing..I wonder if it's a trend on the decline?ReplyDelete
My teaser is from an adventure series I'm reading; the opening sentences, in fact, which made me laugh.
My TT this week is from Healer by Linda Windsor.
I wouldn't want to starve either custom or not... I'm glad your teaser runs a little long to... Mine usually can't stop at just 2 sentences...ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog... here is my teaser:
Your teaser made me smile. My teaser this week is from How to Train Your Dragon.ReplyDelete
That sounds fun!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a lovely book to laze about on the weekend with. Hope you're enjoying it!ReplyDelete
Interesting teaser! :)ReplyDelete
I have trouble with the two sentence rule, too. :D Love the idea of reworking Jane Austen. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I had to smile at the teaser, i've seen a fari few odd ideas for reworkings of classics on the shelves.ReplyDelete
I love the cover! Makes me want to read the book.ReplyDelete